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Choosing wisely

03 April 2014

Professor anand menon, research co-ordinator for the esrc initiative on 'the uk in a changing europe', discusses the uk’s complicated relationship with europe and the posssible outcomes of a referen...

Towards independence?

03 April 2014

Dr nicola mcewen, associate director of the esrc scottish centre on constitutional change, analyses the scottish government's white paper scotland's future, which builds the case for an independent sc...

Soaring dragon, stumbling bear

24 February 2014

Research supported by warwick's esrc centre on competitive advantage in the global economy show that the soviet union initially tried similar economic reforms as china - but without the same success

Inequality after independence?

05 February 2014

Becoming independent will not give scotland much more leverage to tackle inequality than currently, new research from the future of the uk and scotland programme suggests

Show us the money, say Scottish voters

22 January 2014

New results from the scottish social attitudes survey, funded by the esrc and carried out by scotcen social research, suggest it's the economic consequences that matters the most to people

When flooding woke the nation

14 January 2014

Sixty years ago, over 300 people died, 24,000 people were evacuated and 32,000 houses were damaged in the 1953 east coast flood. The early history of the early warning system and how it was funded has...

Questions of independence

18 September 2013

Today we’re one year away from the referendum on scottish independence, and the ‘yes’ and ‘no’ camps are drawing up the battle lines. But in the great debate some issues are less discussed t...

The Syrian refugee crisis

17 September 2013

The crisis in syria has led to a huge stream of refugees fleeing the country. "the scale and pace of this mass exodus is nearly unprecedented," says dr jakub bijak at the esrc centre for population ch...

The pros and cons of legalising cannabis

17 September 2013

Legalising cannabis would bring both benefits and disadvantages - but the current debate is much too limited, argues a report from the institute for social and economic research; there is a lack of ha...

Chasing the teen vote

03 September 2013

Contrary to beliefs, young people are broadly interested in politics and supportive of the democratic process – but dislike formal, professional politics, political parties and national politicians. ...

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